localhost in zonefile?
Dave Morton Dave.Morton at ecrc.de
Wed Aug 11 15:43:31 CEST 1993
>> Don't know about HP_UX but it's generally recommeded to have this in so you >> don't get surpises, after all, it's your loopback (local) host and you are >> authorative for it, none else, including root servers. You'll also need a: >> >> IN PTR localhost. >> >> in there as well. > >NO. >First, this PTR record belongs into the zone 0.0.127.in-addr.arpa >(or 127.in-addr.arpa, whichever you prefer) for the address 127.0.0.1 . >Second, it is strongly recommended (see BIND operations guide) not to >let it point to the fake top level domain 'localhost.' but to some >localhost.<my>.<dom>.<ain> . For the latter there should be an A-RR for >the IP-address 127.0.0.1 . Peter, Ok, ok - start again else confusion reigns, mabye I was not explicit and I also forgot the 1 above - the joys of cut and paste. One should run primary for 0.0.127.in-addr.arpa, thus in the named.boot file : primary 0.0.127.in-addr.arpa named.local Also a good idea is to stick this in: ; The following are to prevent really stupid queries from going past this server. ; The zero and broadcast stuff primary 0.IN-ADDR.ARPA null primary 255.IN-ADDR.ARPA broadcast and then in named.local file an SOA and an NS record - in my case same as the origin thus the @: @ IN SOA ecrc.de. hostmaster.ecrc.de. ( 1.3 ;Serial 28800 ;Refresh 7200 ;Retry 604800 ;Expire 86400 ) ;Minimum IN NS ecrc.de. 1 IN PTR localhost. Alternatively stick in instead of the @ line: 0.0.127.in-addr.arpa IN SOA whatever.tld - etc.... The null and broadcast files are essentially the same - only an SOA and an NS record are needed. >To answer the original question: Yes, you should have an entry >localhost A 127.0.0.1 >in your (forward) zone files. Note that the current origin will be appended >to 'localhost' in the example, so you really will produce an entry like >localhost.ucd.ie (if ucd.ie were this current origin) with this. > >Regards, > Peter Ok - all true, and perhaps stick in these as well....... localhost. IN A 127.0.0.1 localhost IN A 127.0.0.1 loghost IN CNAME localhost. Well - it seems to work for me ? Dave
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